caughtatwork wrote:A steering committee is generally implemented to steer the group towards a strategic end. I'm not sure we have a strategic end. We have lots of tactical goals, but I couldn't tell you what the strategic goal really was.
good point. the objective of the website was initially to get rid of ads and provide a backup plan should gc.com go in the wrong direction. life was simple: it was a personal website and we did what we wanted with it.
offering to host the bbcachers(?) forum that pyrenees kid set up changed that, because with a forum comes a sense of community. after a while the sense of community eclipsed the personal nature of the website: woodiebro allowed us to use his logo on the website, team landcruiser expanded it to include the name, people started posting and away it went. there are recent posts where people say that gca is a collective, not owned by anyone, which shows how some people view it.
so GCA is a combination of website and community. we've articulated the objective of the website in back in thread #2
our objective is to find a governance structure for the website, not the community. it could be that the two are linked, if the community gets some kind of governance structure, then it that would obviously have a bearing on the governance of the website. there's another thread on the governance of the community: an australian geocaching association
your thoughts on governance of the website?